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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,040 People

    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    i dont want to be alive

    but everyone tells me i have to stay here and its not fair.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I sometimes wish I had an imaginary real friend

    so that whenever something goes bad, he/she could sooth me. I really need an imaginary real friend so that he'll always be with me and never let me do something bad. I just wish.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    i have an exam today

    but i didnt sleep because ive been so sad all night and all day yesterday. theres nothing i can do and im scared.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is really awful being

    such a disappointment because of my depression.
    AlittleHope AlittleHope 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been a lot harder lately,

    I feel like no matter what I do it just won't get better. I don't even know why I'm writing this really, not like anyone ever says anything that helps to be honest. I just really wish that something could make it better for good and not just for a while. What I hate the most...
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I'm struggling with something

    that I wanted to share. My situation is very unstable right now. I have to start couch surfing, I don't know where I'll be living, and my parents are having to help me take care of certain things. They have noticed that I eat non stop. I eat junk food, sweets more than ever...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Gaykid313 Gaykid313 13-15, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    It's sad.. I'm just so tired of life.

    I don't think I'll ever contemplate suicide but if I'm ever dying, I don't think I'll fight it.. I'm ready to leave this world, just waiting on the reaper.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Sometimes God choose's us to do things

    that we are not award of. I know that I am here dealing with death and sometimes it gets hard to deal with, because I am only human and the pain and suffering is hard to deal with. We all ask ourselves and we ask God why do we stay here, what is the big picture? I have been...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    No one can save me from myself anymore.

    Forced to be on these useless drugs that task horrible and i get nothing out of it. Ill try fight till my 18 or 19 but after that I'm definitely killing myself. I can take the pain anymore
    Usernamesalreadytaken Usernamesalreadytaken 16-17, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    When I first wake up in the morning,

    I find there's always a delay, even if just a few seconds, before all my old habitual thinking & assumptions come back. All I feel is that I'm relatively warm and comfortable. That's our healthiest state -- for real. I'm positive verything you think and do is far easier if you...
    WattDeFalk WattDeFalk 56-60, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I am starting to except I am a loser in life .

    I have cut off all communication with my family and almost everyone else. I don't answer my phone or interact with people. I believe losers aren't allowed to be around others. I don't leave my house except go to work, because I don't want to have to speak or talk about myself. I...
    mel982 mel982 31-35, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    depression, self pity,

    call it what you will but whatever it is, is hitting me hard today. seriously, I wish I had someone to make all decisions for me.
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    why does it take so much effort to be alive.

    why do i have to do this. i try so hard. so hard. but i cant do it anymore. let me go. i dont want to keep up this exhausting task.
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Bobbyjeanc seems to be like a sore loser he/she

    asked me what do I know and I gave a list of a few of the several things I know 1. I am quite the accomplished hacker 2. I know alot about epilepsy and things that correlate with it 3. I've programed videogame and computer software 4. I can create an electro magnetic pulse...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Don't let yourself sad

    or depressed. Depression is something harmful, because it effects the others and make life's difficulties, this you don't have the right to do. Thats why, when it arrives, fight against it immediately. Krisnamukti
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    What just happened to my story!

    ? Ugh. I lost it. Retype. I've been chasing my dream and it's been glorious, but I am completely worn out through and through. I want to give up for my health and sanity, but if I quit midway, I will just have to go back to my old life- my old neighborhood, my mediocre life. It...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I've been dealing with depression

    since the seventh grade I'm now a junior in high school, and it's not going away, they took me to a hospital, medicine, therapy, nothing works, I don't know what to do. And I don't like staying home, but I don't like school, and I don't wanna post my private information for the...
    Desiresss Desiresss 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I thought all of this was over,

    I guess I was wrong, it has clawed its way back in. Putting these emotions in a corner just isn't working anymore, cause now they're stronger than I am. It's almost as is two people are fighting over who gets control inside my head, and i'm not sure which one is me.
    Voxus Voxus 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    flower79 flower79 31-35, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    slow loris eating a rice ball search

    that on youtube if you need cheering up
    sukibulb sukibulb 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Hey, I want to recommend "Hannah Vancouver"'s

    YouTube channel. She has made videos about depression and also other mental health including anorexia, bulimia, anxiety disorder, ADHD and cutting as she has experience with them all. I have found her so helpful so if anyone wants to check her out I think it could be helpful for...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    What am I worth? I'm a lost cause with no

    future. All I feel is empty and sadness. My friends are blades and small capsules. What's stopping me from death?
    anthonyalfano anthonyalfano 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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